One day left…

The last few days were quite busy for the participants and the committee. Even our supervisors struggle to do everything they want to do before we leave.

Today we had the preliminary presentations and the goodbye drink. The presentations were interesting and friends and family came in large numbers to hear them. With just a little over 24 hours the moment of departure comes near…

Preliminary presentations

For all the invitees of the preliminary presentations this Thursday, below the schedule of the day with attached a route description.

13:00 Walk in

Waaier 3

(University of Twente, Horst Building)


13:30 Introduction
14:00 Presentations (1st part)
14:40 Break
15:00 Presentations (2nd part)
16:00 Drink

OH 215

(University of Twente, Horst Building)

16:00 Start pub quiz (during the drink)
16:45 End pub quiz

A route description to Waaier 3 at the University of Twente can be found here.

Cultural excursions

honey_island_tourDuring the study tour we will visit spectacular excursions in New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. Our schedule is quite full, but luckily we have a free afternoon on Wednesday the 12th of October.  During this spare time, we will hit the water and make an awesome kayak tour through the swamps of Honey Island in the New Orleans area. Covered with cypress groves, abandoned houseboats and exotic wildlife it’s going to be a wonderful experience.

Summer vacation

summer-1403071_960_720The summer holiday has started. Sadly (or luckily), not for us, because we still have things to do before we can take off to New York. During the upcoming weeks we will be less available than usual. If we don’t answer the phone, leave a message or send us an e-mail.

To our participants and supervisors: Enjoy your holidays!!

Tulane University

Credit: The Atlantic
Subidence in New Orleans damages the infrastructure

We’re happy to announce that we will be visiting Tulane University. This university located in the center of New Orleans has a broad selection of studies of which we’ll visit the Earth & Environmental Sciences department. At this department we will get a presentation about the subsidence problem of New Orleans.

New Orleans is sinking. Quite literally, because the ground level becomes lower and lower and thus the water surrounding New Orleans is coming to be a major threat. If you can’t wait for the presentation read the following link, it will give you an early insight in what to expect!

Why is New Orleans sinking? – Gutter to Gulf

Excursion to New York Wheel confirmed

New-York-WheelWe’re excited to announce that we will visit the construction site of the New York Wheel. This big ferris wheel will be a new skyline determining object of New York. The construction is expected to start in 2016 and will be finished somewhere in 2017.


Seirgei won the Teach of the Year award

Last post we informed you that one of our supervisors, Seirgei Miller, was nominated for the Teacher of the Year award of study association ConcepT. Now we are happy to inform you that he has won the award. We congratulate him with this win and encourage him to keep teaching!

3 more supervisors

We’re happy to announce that the following 3 supervisors will also join us on our trip to the USA:

  • Dr. ir. Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen: Education programme director Civil Engineering
  • Seirgei Miller: PhD at the Construction Management & Engineering department and Assistant Professor & Researcher in the Asphalt Paving Research & Innovation (Aspari) Unit
  • Dr. Robert Hack: Professor at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

They will assist us in setting up the associated course and will guide us in the USA.